In this episode we will discuss the recent launch of Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack, an add-on battery that is tailored to work with the Phone 12 models. We will cover its features, some of the reasons you may want to buy one, and how to use it properly. We will end the podcast to tell you about the recent update for various Apple operating systems, including macOS Big Sur 11.5, iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, and tvOS 14.7.
Category Archives: Battery Optimization
In this episode, I’ll explain the USB-C charging system and tell listeners the differences between the cables and why not all USB-C ports or cables are equal; why one USB-C cable is not likely not like another; and what you should know. Ushering in several years ago was the idyllic age of the one-size-fits-all cable. Despite the USB-C connector supplied as default in modern smartphones, the standard has, unfortunately, failed to live up to its promises. It’s now become time, especially here in the past year, where to keep track which cable belongs to what device if you want a device to work or work optimally. Also, you need to know what your device USB-C port’s capabilities. We have some fixes for the interim and there is some promise of improvements in the future. We will close with information about WWDC 2021 which kicks off Monday.
In this episode, mophie, the tech accessory retailer, revamps its flagship juice pack and introduces the Juice Pack Connect universal battery system. After using one for a couple weeks now, I will be giving a hands-on review. You can view a You Tube video for the Juice Pack Connect at this link. The Mac Minutes Podcast webpage is located here. (Graphic courtesy of mophie Inc.)
The iPhone 12 models have a ring of magnets built into the back around the wireless charging coil that adhere to MagSafe based accessories like cases and chargers, and this week’s episode will explain Apple’s MagSafe charging system and ensuring you are getting the maximum 15 watt power transfer. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)
Happy New Year! This week’s episode will look at how Uninterrupted Power Supplies, commonly referred to as a UPS,to protect your Apple devices and review the Bandkeeper storage system for your Apple Watchbands. You can find more information at www.bandkeeeper.com and at our new website: www.MacMinutesPodcast.com
In this episode we will discuss Apple releasing an update on Tuesday to macOS Catalina 10.15.5, with a major update to the Mac operating system. The most significant feature of this update is Battery Health Management, which was unveiled to developers in April. We will also announce some Zoom virtual events available to Mac Minutes listeners coming up in the next few weeks. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)
We will talk about security threats to your devices from juice-jacking power supplies, malicious power cords and how to prevent being victimized. Also, on Tuesday, Apple released updates for its operating systems for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Mac, HomePod, and Apple TV devices. We will give you an overview of what was impacted. (Photos courtesy of Apple Inc.)
In this episode, we are going to discuss the Optimized Battery Charging feature on your iPhone, why its important, and how it learns from your daily charging habits to improve the lifespan of your battery. Plus, we will review the iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case which recently became available. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)